Betsy

About the Book:

Betsy: A Sweet Romantic Comedy (Sewing in SoCal Book 5) by [Sarah  Monzon]

Title: Betsy
Series: Sewing in SoCal #5
Author: Sarah Monzon
Release Date: June 13th, 2022
Genre: Rom-com

Rule #1. Never fall for a musician
Rule #2. There are no exceptions to rule #1

As a professional sound engineer, I’m around musicians every day, so I know what I’m talking about when I say they aren’t boyfriend material. They’re only looking out for number one, and that ain’t you, honey. Give them a map with destination Not on Your Life, Mister highlighted, underlined, and circled for good measure.

That being said, what am I supposed to do with Asher North, lead singer of the band True North and my new boss? My glares don’t intimidate him, and my sarcasm only seems to draw him closer instead of pushing him away. The longer we’re on tour together, the less my rules make sense. And the more he looks at me the way he does, as if he can see right through the wall I’ve so diligently constructed, the more I want to throw those rules right out the window.

Book Review:

The end of the Sewing in SoCal series! This was such a fun series. I loved seeing Betsy’s happily ever after. It was so cute to watch her find her match, and I loved seeing the reasons behind some of her hostility. And we got to see all the rest of the gang again too!

Betsy is not a fan of musicians. And she is determined to never become one or date one, but when Asher North, a Christian artist, works with her, he starts proving her wrong on every turn. He’s kind, humble, and honestly trying to follow God. But will she be able to put aside her prejudice and actually trust him?

Betsy was super sarcastic and kinda harsh in all the books, but she had such a big heart. She genuinely loves her friends and her families, and I love how Asher saw that side of her right away. It was sweet to see how he liked all of her though, her snarky comments and her big heart. And the big reveal of why Betsy doesn’t like musicians was quite satisfying. It felt really fresh and different in a way that fit her personality.

Asher was a sweetheart! He was such a good guy, and he really was trying to love God and love people. While I thought it was sweet how he tried to balance showing interest in Betsy and pursuing her without pushing himself on her , I think he was a bit too pushy sometimes. 

The plot itself was fun! It is a bit rushed, but I felt like it fit the rom com vibe. But I would have loved to have more conversations with the two of them. This is a clean romance with some innuendo. I would recommend it to anyone who likes rom coms!

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, I was not required to write a positive review.

Romancing Daphne

About the Book:

Romancing Daphne by [Sarah M. Eden]

Title: Romancing Daphne
Series: Lancaster Family #3
Author: Sarah M Eden
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Release Date: June 1st, 2017
Genre: Historical Romance

As her first London Season looms before her, the thought of the impending social whirl fills Daphne Lancaster’s timid heart with dread. She hasn’t her sisters’ beauty nor their talent for conversing easily. Even her family’s enviable connections may not be enough to prevent disaster. But Daphne’s misery turns to surprised delight when the first event of her Season brings an unexpected visitor to her door—James Tilburn, whose tender kindness stole her heart in her youth. When the handsome young gentleman expresses his desire to court her, Daphne is elated. Their feelings for each other quickly grow, and it appears that, much to Daphne’s disbelief, her happily ever after is within reach.

Yet nothing is as it seems. The couple finds themselves caught in a tangled web of greed and deceit, leaving James and Daphne to determine whether they are willing to risk everything for true love. “Sarah M. Eden has a knack for just the right pacing in her books while endearing the characters to us and showcasing a more universal human dilemma.”

Book Review:

I have finished 3 of the Lancaster Family books in 2 days! They’re just that good, and my favorite one so far was probably Romancing Daphne. Daphne is so relatable, and she and James are adorable together. I loved their relationship together! It was so fun to see everyone else again too. The parts with Linus in it just made me want to read his book more 🙂

Daphne Lancaster is terrified to be making her way into Society. She already knows she is both plain and completely incapable of making a conversation. She is certain it will be a complete disaster, and she will spend the rest of her life alone. So she is overjoyed when James Tilburn shows interest in her and begins to court her. His kind manner captured her heart when she was a girl, and it seems like her happily ever after is within her reach. But her courtship is not what it seems, and suddenly, Daphne’s fragile heart looks like it is in danger of being broken again. James and Daphne will have to decide whether they will risk everything for true love.

Let’s start off with Daphne because she’s awesome! Daphne is convinced that she does not measure up or is enough for anyone. When she was a child, she was constantly dismissed by her father, and those scars stayed with her. I felt for her soo much. I think almost everyone can relate to her feelings at some point in their lives, and Ms. Eden masterfully wrote her in a believable way. She had to choose whether she was willing to give her heart to James even if it meant more pain.

James was such an honorable character. He was determined to protect his family even if it meant pain for himself. I loved watching him fight for Daphne. He was soo nice to her, and it was sweet to watch him fall in love with her. This book was honestly amazing! The characters were so compelling, and the story was interesting without being too intense. I’m not a huge Regency fan, but I loved it! Sarah M. Eden is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors🥰🥰

Night Prey

About the Book:

Night Prey: (Nighthawk Security Book 6) by [Susan Sleeman]

Title: Night Prey
Series: Nighthawk Security #6
Author: Susan Sleeman
Publisher: Edge of Your Seat Books, Inc
Release Date: October 15th, 2021
Genre: Suspense

She lived for upholding the law…
Defense attorney, Malone Rice, doesn’t want to go to her fifteen year class reunion. Attending means running into her former high school flame, now Portland police detective, Ian Blair. But when the committee decides to honor her for her pro-bono work with homeless teens, she knows it would be churlish not to attend. She will have to go and make the best of it.

But now the law won’t save her.
As expected, Ian attends the reunion, but what Malone doesn’t expect—could never expect—is that Ian would find her standing over their classmate’s dead body. Or that she would still have feelings for the once bad-boy of their high school. Ian’s struggling too, between arresting Malone for murder and his age-old attraction to her. He walks a tightrope, until evidence surfaces that the real killer’s still out there, and Malone becomes his prey. Can Ian overcome his feelings to focus and uncover the truth before the killer strikes again and Malone ends up dead?

Book Review:

Oh my goodness! We’ve reached the end of the Nighthawk series. All the Bryd brothers are happily in love, and now, Malone gets her own book! Malone is Sierra Byrd’s sister-in-law, but the Bryd and Veritas family have basically adopted her. Poor Malone and Ian had a lot to work through, but I loved watching them come together.

When an old classmate tells Malone her parent’s death wasn’t an accident, she has to find out what he knows. But she could have never expected being a witness to a murder. Police detective, Ian Blair, has had a crush on Malone since high school, but he’s not going to let his feelings get in the way of doing his job. When he finds Malone standing over a dead body, he’s forced to arrest her. But when the murderer comes for Malone, they’ll have to work together to find the real story among all the lies.

Wow! This was an exciting book with a lot of twists that I was not expecting. I kept thinking I knew who the villain was, but then someone else would pop into the scene. I was really happy that Malone and Ian worked together though. I think because I know the main characters aren’t evil it’s always a bit frustrating to me when the protagonists doubt each other. So I was very pleased that Malone and Ian didn’t have all that drama.

Malone’s character was so interesting to me! She was living in the past in a lot of ways, and she had to learn how to move on. She wasn’t willing to accept God’s plan for her life, but He was faithful even though she was a little bit bitter. One content warning is that Malone was assaulted by one of her classmate’s in high school. She never told anyone, and she doesn’t tell an authority or her brothers in the book. 

Ian was such a sweet guy! He had saved Malone from rape when they were in high school, and he was still determined to protect her. He loved Malone, but he didn’t believe that he could be a good husband or father. His parents were not great, and he was worried he was going to turn into them. I felt like his growth was really realistic. It was slow because he had believed this lie his whole life, and it was hard to accept anything else.

This book was such a rollercoaster! The plot was fascinating, but there were some loose ends that I would have loved to get resolved. It was a clean read in the romance section, but like I said before, there was an attempted rape that was still negatively impacting Malone, but it was not described with a lot of detail. And there are mentions of sexual assault, and the characters witness murders. But again Ms. Sleeman does not give a lot of details which I appreciate. I had a bit of trouble staying into the story, but overall, it was still really interesting. I would recommend this to anyone who loves suspense books and has fallen in love with the Bryd brothers!

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

In the Beautiful Country

About the Book:

Title: In the Beautiful Country
Author: Jane Kuo
Publisher: Quill Tree Books
Release Date: June 14th, 2022
Genre: Children’s Fiction

For fans of Jasmine Warga and Thanhhà Lại, this is a stunning novel in verse about a young Taiwanese immigrant to America who is confronted by the stark difference between dreams and reality.

Anna can’t wait to move to the beautiful country—the Chinese name for America. Although she’s only ever known life in Taiwan, she can’t help but brag about the move to her family and friends.

But the beautiful country isn’t anything like Anna pictured. Her family can only afford a cramped apartment, she’s bullied at school, and she struggles to understand a new language. On top of that, the restaurant that her parents poured their savings into is barely staying afloat. The version of America that Anna is experiencing is nothing like her dreams. How will she be able to make the beautiful country her home?

This lyrical and heartfelt story, inspired by the author’s own experiences, is about resilience, courage, and the struggle to make a place for yourself in the world.

Book Review:

As the granddaughter of immigrants, this book made my heart ache. I have grown up in a very diverse community, but I have heard stories about the struggles of not knowing English and the confusion that comes with learning America is not what you thought. This book is based on the author’s real life experiences, so it feels extremely authentic and real. I adored this book!

  The book is told in first person narrative, and it is also a novel in verse. It tells the author’s story about leaving Taiwan for America. She shares how she thought it would be bigger, better, but instead she is teased everyday for being different. Her family struggles too, facing the hardships of running a business and the loneliness of not speaking the language and having no friends or family nearby.

I often struggle with novels in verse because it’s harder for me to understand the story. However, this one was so wonderfully written where I could understand and stay into the story but still appreciate the poetry. Kuo is vulnerable in sharing her story, and she is so relatable! I loved how she did not shy away from telling the hard details. It is so hard, and people can be incredibly cruel.

But she also shared the good things. The friends they made who stayed by them even through difficulties. The closeness of their family who chose to work together and hold true to their values. I appreciated the fact that she was honest to her parents, and I loved the fact that she and her parents had meaningful dialogue. I think too many middle grade novels focus on the mistakes of parents too much and ignore the wisdom they have. 

Overall, I loved this book, and it took me less than a week to finish it! She painted  a beautiful story about humanity’s resilience, cruelty, and kindness. And she shared the lasting message of choosing to be kind even when others are cruel. 

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher through Netgalley. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, a positive review was not required.

Florence Nightangle

About the Book:

Title: Florence Nightingale
Series: Little People,Big Dreams
Author: Marie Isabel Sanchez Vegara
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children’s Books
Release Date: April 12th, 2022
Genre: Children’s Book

Growing up in an upper-class family, it was expected that Florence would find a husband and live a life of luxury—but that kind of life wasn’t for her. Her calling was caring for the sick and the poor, so she followed her passion with her whole heart and trained to be a nurse. When war broke out, Florence traveled to nurse wounded soldiers but found that the hospitals were so dirty that they were making people ill! This experience inspired her to lead a healthcare revolution, and she became the mother of modern nursing, introducing care practices still followed today. This inspiring book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the social reformer’s life.

Book Review:

This was an adorable little book! The illustrations are so cute, and it is written in a way that is simple and easy to understand. I didn’t know a lot about Florence Nightingale, so I Ioved learning a little bit more about this amazing lady.

This book was structured very nicely. First, it talked a bit about Nightingale’s early life. I actually didn’t know that she was from a wealthy family, so she chose a life of hardship and struggle. Then, her training to be a nurse, actually becoming a nurse, and her bravery in going to the war. She saved so many people’s lives by preventing needless death. The book ends with explaining that we celebrate International Nurses’ Day on Nightingale’s birthday, and it has a lovely illustration of a group of nurses. 

While the picture showed some hopes for diversity, nursing is still not a very diverse industry. So I hope that this book inspires the next generation of nurses! More nurses that look like the world around us 🙂

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher through Netgalley. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, a positive review was not required. 

Night Moves

About the Book:

Night Moves: (Nighthawk Security Book 4) by [Susan Sleeman]

Title: Night Moves
Series: Nighthawk Security #4
Author: Susan Sleeman
Release Date: June 18th, 2021
Genre: Christian Suspense

If you’re in his sights…

County social worker, Natalie Dunn discovers a horrible secret about the father of her juvenile clients. The man not only killed one woman, but Natalie suspects he’s killed several others. She plans to go to the authorities, but before she can, the killer turns his sights on her. Fearing for the lives of this man’s children, she removes them from their home and calls in former U.S. Marshal, Drake Byrd of Nighthawk Security to protect her and the children and help her prove their father is a ruthless killer

You’re as good as dead.

As they investigate, Drake learns the father is a former elite sniper and assassin, and he has done a professional job of hiding any evidence of his wrong doing. Drake vows to protect Natalie and the three children—all of whom he has come to care for—putting everything on the line for them. When bullets start flying, can he save them all from a certain death?

Book Review:

Night Moves is the fourth book in the Nighthawk series by Susan Sleeman, and at least for me, the one with the most surprises! The Nighthawk series is about the five Bryd brothers, and the last one features their sister in law. They are all either former military or with police background, and they formed a protection and investigation agency. This book is about the fourth brother, Drake. I loved getting to see a bit of his softer side in this book. It was soo cute!

Natalie Dunn, a county social worker, had her suspicions about her newest case, the Gentry family. But she’s horrified to learn that the father of her clients is a serial killer who’s killed multiple women. She goes to her friend Malone Reed for help, and Malone points her to Nighthawk Security. Drake Bryd, a former U.S. Marshal, is determined to help this brave and beautiful woman. But will he be able to not only protect Natalie but also the three children in their care.

Natalie was such an interesting character to me. She had a lot of family issues in her past, and it pushed her to help these kids who were like her. She was adorable with the Gentry kids, and they simply loved her. But she still didn’t let anyone get too close. She was trying so hard to keep all these walls around her, but the whole Byrd family wore her down especially Drake. I loved seeing the sweet side of Drake in this book! 

In the other books, he has the role of the bad guy in the family. He said all of the things that no one else is willing to say. So it was cute to see how soft he was with Natalie. She helped him see how trying to get an adrenaline rush wasn’t the only way to truly live. Instead, it was through quiet moments that were packed with meaning, and the Gentry kids had a huge role in helping him see this. It was funny and sweet to see how awkward Drake was with them. He had no experience with kids, but they quickly wormed their way into his heart. And he’s going to need every skill and resource he has to protect them.

As usual I had no idea where this story was going! Though I was writing this review, I was trying to convince myself that I did in fact see the twists coming(but I totally did not). Of course there were the main twists in the suspense side of the story, but I definitely wasn’t expecting a lot of the other surprises. I try very hard not to do any spoilers, so you will need to read this wonderful book to find out what I’m talking about! I would highly recommend it to anyone who loves clean suspense novels.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, I was not required to write a positive review.

Dear Friends

About the Book:

Title: Dear Friends
Author: Lisa Greenwald
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: May 10th, 2022
Genre: Children’s Fiction

From Lisa Greenwald, the beloved author of the TBH and Friendship List series, comes a novel about one girl’s quest to discover the ins and outs of friendship—how and why of some friendships end—and to prove that despite some friendship fails, she’s totally best friend material!

Eleni is the kind of person who’s always had a BFF—an automatic, guaranteed by-her-side person—at home, at school, and at camp. And since before she was even born, her very best friend has been Sylvie Bank.

But when Sylvie’s end-of-summer birthday party becomes the end of their friendship, Eleni can’t picture starting middle school without her BFF by her side. She can’t picture anything without her BFF—especially the looming school overnight. Who will she even room with?

So before the big overnight, Eleni sets out on a mission: to figure out where her friendships went wrong, what’s wrong with her, and what makes a good friend. But if she’s totally honest, there’s only one real goal: to win back Sylvie Bank!

Book Review:

Oh my goodness! This book brought me right back to my middle school drama days, definitely not fun times 😉 Leni is such a relatable character, and I was invested in her world from the beginning. It reminded me how much friend drama sucks, and I think any tween girl can sympathize with Leni.

Eleni, also called Leni or Len in the book, has always had a best friend, Sylvie. They have been together forever, but when Sylvie’s back to school party becomes the end of their friendship, what will Eleni do? She can’t imagine starting middle school without her best friend by her side. So she decides to try and investigate where all her friendships went wrong in hopes of winning Sylvie back. As Len goes on this journey though, she realizes some hard truths about friendships and about herself.

This was such a good book for any tween girl! Leni’s problems are incredibly relatable as she tries to find her place. This is told from the first person perspective, so we get to see all of her thoughts and feelings. I thought Eleni was an interesting character because she was in some ways quite outgoing. I think many books about friendships make it seem like this kind of friend drama only happens to quiet people. I loved the fact that Eleni was a different kind of character.

And I loved all the different characters in this book. They’re flawed and immature, but they all feel very real. It’s sweet to watch some of them come alongside Leni as she tries to find her place. I love that Ms. Greenwald shows that each friendship ends for different reasons. It was sometimes Leni’s fault, it was sometimes the other person’s fault, and sometimes it was just a result of change.

One thing I would have loved to see though is a conversation between Leni and her mother. Eleni has a rocky relationship with her mom. And while that is definitely common, I think tween girls need to see more characters talking with their mothers. Ms. Greenwald ends the book with some hope for change, but I would have loved to see an actual conversation. Overall though I really enjoyed this book! The story and the characters are wonderful, and I would definitely recommend it to any tween girl!

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher through Netgalley. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, a positive review was not required. 

Battle(Shipped)

About the Book:

Battleshipped: A Second Chance, Enemies-to-Lovers Sweet Romcom (Getting Shipped! Book 2) by [Savannah Scott]

Title: Battle(Shipped)
Series: Getting Shipped #2
Author: Savannah Scott
Release Date: March 7th, 2022
Genre: Romantic Comedy

I am not in love with my ex-boyfriend … I’m not.

You know those stories where high school sweethearts reunite to find their happily-ever-after bliss together?

Well, that won’t be me.

Sure, my ex-boyfriend, Rob, has the smolder down to a science, which makes sense, because to him, everything is science. He’s a famous YouTuber, making a living using that beautiful brain of his.

He’s destined for greatness … which means he’ll leave … again.
And this time, I won’t be falling for him.

The battle is on. Rob thinks he’ll win me back, but I’m fighting him with all I’ve got.

My heart is locked up tight, behind an obstacle course with every booby trap imaginable ….
Wouldn’t you know it? Rob happens to be an expert at finding his way around locks and obstacles. Just my luck.

Book Review:

Battle(shipped) was my first rom-com in awhile, and it was so much fun! I had read Friend(shipped) and really enjoyed it, and I thought Rob and Laura might be next in line. They had such fun banter and chemistry, and a lot of hurt to work through. I think Ms. Scott balanced the seriousness of forgiveness with lots of laughter and wacky adventures well. Let’s just say I want to live in their town too!

Rob and Laura were high school sweethearts, but when Rob left for college, he broke up with Laura on the same day that her dad left. Laura has her defenses up now, and she won’t let Rob in anytime soon. Unfortunately for her, Rob’s willing to wait, and be super sweet and kind while he waits. Will their love survive Rob’s successes and Laura’s fears?

Okay, first off let me just say that I really appreciated the fact that there were real issues they had to work through. I think too often romances could be worked out with an honest conversation, but this was actually complicated. They both had fears and insecurities they needed to work through, and I think Ms. Scott did a wonderful job of making their growth believable. It didn’t happen overnight.

Now, let’s talk about Rob and Laura. I felt for Laura so much, and she’s actually not really my type of character. She’s spunky and outspoken, but she’s also lost. She wants to be cherished and loved, but she’s scared of letting anyone in. And Rob is the only one who she lets take care of her! Cue the awws 🙂 While I have to say, Rob was an idiot through certain parts of the book. He was a sweetheart who genuinely adored Laura. And their banter was super cute! Plus, I love it when couples have special nicknames for each other!

The comedy in this book was so funny. I love all the random touches that just make you want to live in a small town like goats showing up at a wedding. And the side characters in this book were amazing! All of the old ladies were hilarious, so opinionated, and so free. I loved it!

I would totally recommend this book to anyone who likes rom coms! I can’t wait for Aiden’s book. I think it’s going to be totally adorable 🙂

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, I was not required to write a positive review.

Becoming

About the Book:

Becoming by [Michelle Obama]

Title: Becoming
Author: Michelle Obama
Publisher: Crown
Release Date: November 13, 2018
Genre: Memoir

In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare.
 
In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same.

Book Review:

I’ve recently been trying to balance my book intake. I mainly read fiction, so I’ ve been trying to read more nonfiction. I’ve never really been super interested in this genre, but I realized that there are some amazing nonfiction books like Becoming! I don’t agree with all of Michelle Obama’s views, but I do admire her hard work and dedication. To be the first black First Lady is not a small achievement, and she showed the hard work she and her husband put in to be the first POC President and First Lady.

I think Michelle Obama is super cool, and this book just made her even cooler! She overcame so many obstacles in her life, and it was inspiring because she had to work hard for every opportunity. And I thought it was hilarious that she did not even like politicians, so she didn’t really want her husband in politics. However, she believed he could make a difference, and the sacrifices she made for him were inspiring.

Also, I really liked the fact that she told her whole life story, not just her experience as the First Lady. It was nice to see her whole story. The information was interesting, I enjoyed the writing as well, and I would totally recommend this book! I don’t agree with all her views, but I think it’s definitely an interesting read about this fascinating woman.

The Queen’s Crown

About the Book:

The Queen's Crown: Magiford Supernatural City (Court of Midnight and Deception Book 3) by [K. M. Shea]

Title: The Queen’s Crown
Series: Court of Midnight and Deception
Author: K M Shea
Release Date: January 15th, 2021
Genre: Urban Fantasy

Since the day I was crowned Queen of the Night Court, someone has been trying to kill me. Yay, me!
Finding my would-be-killer has been last on my to do list for a long time—which should tell you what a dumpster fire my life has been. But I can’t ignore it anymore. Whoever is plotting against me is getting serious. If I don’t do something soon I might not survive their next attempt.
Normally, I’d count on Rigel—my consort, who also happens to be a deadly fae assassin—to have my back. But he’s been gone for two months, and when he finally returns he won’t say where he’s been. Great, that’s totally not sketchy.
To make matters worse, I love Rigel—and he doesn’t believe me when I tell him! How’s that for romance?
New to do list: catch my would-be killer and convince my own husband I love him. All in a day’s work for the Night Queen.
I knew I should have demanded a job description before I took on this queen gig…
Crown of Shadows is the final book in the Court of Midnight and Deception urban fantasy trilogy and is part of the Magiford Supernatural City world. It features fae, werewolves, vampires, and wizards. It’s packed with humor, adventure, and a sweet, slow burn romance between a reluctant fae queen and the assassin who tried to kill her.

Book Review:

After three months, all of the Leila books are finally out! I am incredibly grateful that Ms. Shea worked so hard to put all these books out in three months. They were completely amazing, and the ending was even better than I expected. And of course there were tons of plot twists I never saw coming. One in particular totally shocked me!

Leila’s life pretty much sucks. Someone is trying to kill her and they’re getting more and more serious. Normally, she would rely on her husband, Rigel. But he’s been gone for two weeks. And when Leila told him she loved him, he didn’t believe her. So now she has to figure out how to catch her killer and convince her husband she loves him. Just another day in the life of the Night Queen.

This book was completely amazing! I’m going to gush about Leila and Rigel in a second, but we need to talk about the other characters first. We got to see how much Leila had touched everyone, especially Chase and Chrys. And may I just say I totally ship them!! They were completely adorable. And of course Skye and Indigo were awesome per usual, and there are some hilarious scenes with Skye and Dione. But Leila’s circle is still missing two people: Rigel and Linus.

We were left on a major cliffhanger for Linus and Leila’s relationship, and while it takes awhile, it does get resolved. And for all you Linus fans it’s also clear he’s not as idiotic as he seems. Thankfully, Rigel comes back too, but he doesn’t understand that Leila loves him. Even though it takes them a while, they are adorable together. I love how Leila brings out the fun side of Rigel, and Rigel is the only one who Leila can break down to. They’re soooo cute!

Unfortunately, they don’t have a ton of time to figure their relationship out because of the killer. And let me just say you will not believe who it is! It was crazy, but at the same time, once I found out, I could see all the clues. But one thing I love about the K.M. Shea books is that they lack stress. I can actually enjoy reading her books instead of being worried all the time. The last thing I will say is try this series, and any of the K.M. Shea series because they are amazing!!